Hi All It is really great to find this site - all week I have been so moved by all the 50th anniversary coverage. I live in Scotland and grew up listening to Buddy's music through my Dad who was/is a huge Buddy Holly fan. This week I have been really quite teary - watched a few programmes - and listened to BBC Radio 2's one called crying, waiting hoping - and is well worth a listen if you get the time. Profoundly sad - just hearing the lads who were with him on that tour, his friends etc and I had them in mind when I penned this poem. Been a labour of love this weekend so - I hope it is ok to share? Thanks for listening and looking forward to reading other threads. Lor x 50 Years Gone - My heart skipped a beat And filled up with rain When the news came through You’d died in that plane. Early in the morning - That was the day - Things changed forever - Youth taken away. Songs Unwritten Inside your head Is why they cried The music’s dead. Three stars Eddie sang Now grace the sky But even that Could not tell us why - So I guess the reason We’ll never know Blue days Black nights – Yet on with the show. Everyday Wiping away those lonesome tears – At the thought of all your wasted years. But thinking it over did no good So I went about coping as best I could. The world’s now changed so I’m just - Reminiscing I can’t change all those changes But that don't stop me Wishing. And Oh boy! I just wish you could’ve told me how - Peggy Sue got divorced Or falling in love’s - Not easy now. Instead I listen to you – As you still Rave On Down the Line Still matters you’re gone.. Not a brown eyed handsome man - That's what they say But even the lookers have Now turned grey. And your legend lives on Buddy - Everyday. So these words of love – Are because you’re the one Who showed us all How it should be done. You were a troubadour, a poet and a pioneer, Who paved the way for all we hear. Yet Frozen in time. Forever 22 - With a letter to pick up and a heap of laundry to do. The decade never out - Always Golden days. Never grow old - Singing true love ways. Then more joined the party Bet you still Ooh ooh ooh That makes it tough - Because I still Love you. But it’s too late to tell you So have to carry on coping And live out my life No more crying or hoping. But I’m still waiting For that day you’ll come knocking On the door to my heart And again we’ll be rocking. For my cup’s nearly empty – Time to fade away. But what to do until that day? I think you'd tell me - Take your Time But just can’t get y’all Off my mind. For it's the little things You'll say and do That make me want to Come home too. See I’ve got the getting near you blues So you start polishing those blue suede shoes. And I’ll start hoping There’s room for one more - Though you guys started without me - I wanna make the Encore - And it finally Won’t matter – Any more.